Enrollment in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform Kicks Off

The Laudato Si’ Challenge plays a key role in leading its development

[November 14, 2021 — Rome, Italy] Today, the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development launched the much awaited enrollment phase of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform.

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a Vatican-led initiative in collaboration with several partners to empower the universal Church to achieve total sustainability in the holistic spirit of integral ecology. The Laudato Si’ Challenge plays a central role in the platform’s development as a co-lead of The Economy Working Group.

The enrollment in the LSAP begins on the World Day of Prayer for the Poor, a deeply meaningful symbol of the Platform’s commitment to serving those who are most vulnerable to the consequences of our socio-ecological crisis. It is also a powerful Gospel message, especially in the wake of the recently concluded COP26, that the transformation of the world and of our societies will begin from below and will be led by ordinary people.

This new phase of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform sees the launch of a first-ever suite of practical resources to help Catholic institutions, communities, and families along their journey towards integral ecology. It is time to act and act together!

Once enrolled, participants can make commitments to creating their own Laudato Si’ Plans. Those who make the commitment will have access to tools that help them understand and evaluate where they stand along the road to integral ecology; tools to reflect on their values and the Laudato Si’ Goals; and tools to develop effective plans to achieve the Laudato Si’ Goals.

“The Laudato Si’ Challenge is honored to co-lead The Economy Working Group of The Laudato Si’ Action Platform. Think about those words: Laudato Si’ Action Platform. This is a global platform to put the principles of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ into action. That is a sacred and solemn mandate to care for our common home and the most vulnerable members of our common household.

We must come together with courage and conviction — in a spirit of solidarity and fraternity — to ‘answer the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth.’ We can, and must, build a world that includes everyone. It’s the only way forward for humanity. And, The Laudato Si Action Platform is how we do that.“

— Laudato Si’ Challenge Co-Founder and CEO, Eric Harr

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is available at laudatosiactionplatform.org. More information about The Laudato Si’ Challenge is available at laudatosichallenge.com.

Giuseppe Saviano
Director of Impact
Laudato Si’ Challenge